WHY WE SAY, WHAT WE SAY!

By Danny C. Doege

| Genesis-Leviticus | Numbers-2 Kings | 1 Chronicles-Psalms | Proverbs | Ecclesiastes-Lamantations | Ezekiel-Malachi | Matthew-Acts | Romans-Revelation |

© Danny C. Doege, 3055 Robertson Rd., Pensacola, FL 32507 USA

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PROVERBS 1:14

'JOIN UP WITH US', 'COME ALONG WITH US', 'WON'T YOU JOIN US?', OR 'COME AND THROW IN WITH US'

DEPENDING ON THE FELLOWSHIP THAT YOU CAST IN WITH WILL DECIDE YOUR OUTCOME IN LIFE. EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT GOOD MANNERS.

PROVERBS 1:19

'HE IS CONSUMED WITH GREED' OR 'GREED CONSUMED HIM'

GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED, NOT YOUR GREED. EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE THAT IS GREEDY, AND YOU ALSO KNOW THAT THE PERSON IS CONSUMED WITH GATHERING JUNK TO HIMSELF. IF YOU WATCH THE END OF THAT KIND OF PERSON, YOU WILL SEE A MISERABLE, FRIENDLESS, FAMILYLESS, GENERALLY HATED PERSON.

PROVERBS 1:21

'CONCOURSE'

THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL THE BIG OPEN PLACE IN A TRAIN STATION OR AN AIRPORT WHERE ALL THE PATHS COME TOGETHER. THE BIBLE, OF COURSE, GIVES THE WORD ITS MEANING.

PROVERBS 1:23-29

'HA!HA!,HA!,HA!HA!', 'NA!NA!, NA!, NA!NA!', 'NANNY, NANNY, BOO BOO', OR 'I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO'

FAVORITE MOCKING PHRASES USED BY ALL CHILDREN EVERYWHERE SINCE TIME BEGAN. ADULTS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO USE THEM ALSO, UNDER VARYING CIRCUMSTANCES. IT WILL USUALLY BE IN THE SENSE OF GLOATING BECAUSE THEY TOLD YOU SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU DID NOT HEED THEIR ADVICE, AND IT DID.THESE SAYINGS MAY BE HUMOROUS AND SOMETIMES THEY ARE DEPENDING ON THE OCCASION, BUT THIS IS THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE MOCKING YOU IN DERISION AS YOU GO TO HELL AND BURN FOR ALL TIME. THIS IS NOT A RADIO AND TELEVISION SANTA CLAUS GOD, THIS IS THE REAL THING. IT SHOULD MAKE YOUR BLOOD RUN COLD AND HAIR STAND ON END. IF GOD LAUGHS AT YOU LIKE HE IS LAUGHING IN THESE VERSES YOU ARE FINISHED!!!!

PROVERBS 1:25

'CAN'T TAKE GOOD ADVICE' OR 'HE WON'T TAKE GOOD ADVICE'

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE USUALLY GUILTY OF THIS FAULT. AS YOU GET OLDER, YOU RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR EXTRA COUNSEL MANY TIMES AND TAKE IT WHEN IT IS GOOD. THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN THE BIBLE THAT YOU CAN MAKE. I.E., NOT TAKING HEED TO GOD'S ADVICE.

PROVERBS 1:26

'HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS BEST'

THIS SAYING IS USED WHEN YOU ARE THE LAST ONE TO LAUGH OBVIOUSLY, BUT IT MEANS MORE THAN JUST BEING LAST. IF YOU HAVE THE LAST LAUGH IT IS AT SOMEONE'S EXPENSE AND THAT PERSON IS HURT IN SOME WAY. IF EVERYONE IS LEFT LAUGHING IT IS JUST HUMOR AND THERE IS NO REAL COST TO ANY ONE PERSON. THIS KIND OF LAUGHTER COSTS SOMEONE HUMILIATION OR HURT FEELINGS OF SOME KIND. A ONE-UP-MAN-SHIP THING AT SOMEONE ELSE'S EXPENSE. GOD IS HOLY AND WHEN YOU CONTINUE TO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO HIS ADVICE AND HE LAUGHS AT YOU. HIS IS THE LAST LAUGH BUT YOU BROUGHT IT ON YOURSELF. PLENTY SCARY HUH?

PROVERBS 1:31

'I'M FED UP WITH THEM' OR 'I AM FED UP WITH THIS/OR IT'

WHAT FOLKS SAY WHEN THEY HAVE HAD THEIR FILL OF WHOEVER THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. IT COULD BE THEY ARE FED UP WITH THEIR FOOLISHNESS OR LYING OR STEALING OR EVEN PROSPERITY, WHATEVER THE CASE THEY HAVE HAD IT. LOOK AT THIS VERSE CLOSE AND REMEMBER WHEN GOD HAS HIS FILL OF A THING AND GETS 'FED UP' WITH IT, LOOK OUT AND DON'T BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF HIS WRATH.

PROVERBS 3:1-2

'CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE'

AN OATH YOU TAKE TO SHOW THAT YOU WILL TELL THE TRUTH OR KEEP IT IN SOME WAY OR YOU WISH TO GIVE UP YOUR LIFE VOLUNTARILY IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO DO SO. KEEPING WHAT THE LORD TOLD YOU TO DO WILL CERTAINLY ADD DAYS TO YOUR LIFE AND NOT SHORTEN IT, SO WE SEE WHERE THIS SAYING OR OATH HAS ORIGINATED FROM.

PROVERBS 3:4

'FIND FAVOR'

MANY DIFFERENT ACTS OF KINDNESS OR GOOD DEEDS WILL LAND YOU IN SOMEONE'S FAVOR IN SOME WAY OR OTHER. IT JUST MEANS TO BE IN GOOD GRACES WITH SOMEONE OR HAVE THEM LOOKING AT YOU WITH FAVOR. I.E., THE OPPOSITE OF HARD FEELINGS OR HATRED OF SOME KIND.

PROVERBS 3:27

'PAY UP'

GIVE FOLKS WHAT THEY HAVE COMING IF YOU OWE THEM. WHAT WE HAVE TO DO WITH THE ELECTRIC COMPANY AND ALL THE REST. SORT OF PAY UP TO A PARTICULAR DATE WOULD BE THE SENSE BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER PAY SOME OF THEM OFF.

PROVERBS 3:35

'GOOD THINGS COME TO HIM WHO WAITS'

TRUE BUT WHEN YOUR PARENTS TELL YOU THIS THEY ARE USUALLY JUST PUTTING YOU OFF UNTIL SOME NEVER NEVER TIME IN THE FUTURE.

PROVERBS 4:7

'FIRST THINGS FIRST'

CAN'T PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE AND YOU CAN'T HANG THE CURTAINS BEFORE YOU BUILD THE WALLS. IT CERTAINLY WON'T DO YOU MUCH GOOD TO TRY TO SERVE THE LORD WITH YOUR GOOD WORKS IF YOU HAVE REFUSED THE LORD AS YOUR SAVIOR. THE BIBLE SAYS GET WISDOM AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF IT. YOU CAN'T REALLY FEAR HIM UNTIL YOU KNOW HIM PERSONALLY.

 

PROVERBS 4:25

'RIGHT ON'

STREET SLANG TO EXPRESS THE FACT YOU HAVE HIT OR REACHED THE MARK (WHATEVER IT MAY BE). AN EXPRESSION OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTY THAT SAID IT AND YOU. IN SCRIPTURE A PHRASE TO INDICATE STRAIGHTNESS OR THE NEED FOR IT.

PROVERBS 5:2

'CAN'T YOU KEEP A SECRET?' OR 'CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?'

GOOD QUESTION.

PROVERBS 5:3

'HONEY WOULDN'T MELT IN HER MOUTH'

THIS PERSON IS SUCH A 'SWEET' TALKER THAT HONEY BEING SWEET IS NOT AS SWEET AS WHAT SHE IS SAYING, SO THE HONEY WON'T MELT. MOST OF THE TIME, WHOEVER IS TALKING LIKE THIS TO YOU WANTS YOUR WALLET OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU MIGHT HAVE. THEY ARE NOT TELLING THE TRUTH OR ANYTHING NEAR IT BECAUSE THEY ARE USING WORDS TO GET WHAT THEY WANT OUT OF YOU.*******GOOD PLACE TO GET IN A WITNESS. SHOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRYING TO GIVE SOMEONE SOMETHING FREE VERSUS SOMEONE TAKING EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BY DECEPTION.*******

PROVERBS 5:4

'THE BITTER END'

A BAD ENDING AS OPPOSED TO A GOOD ENDING. THEY ALL DIED IN THE WRECK INSTEAD OF BEING RESCUED AND ALL LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER. THIS WOMAN IN PROVERBS IF FOLLOWED, WILL LEAD YOU TO HELL AND IF YOU ARE SAVED SHE WILL GET YOU OUT OF THE MINISTRY AND RUIN YOUR FAMILY. HER END IS BITTER. WATCH OUT! SHE COMES TO YOU WITHOUT APPARENT FLAW, HONEY WON'T MELT IN HER MOUTH BUT IF SHE CAN GET HER HOOKS IN YOU WILL KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT WHAT THE 'BITTER END' IS.BOOZE AND DRUGS ALSO HAVE A BITTER END IF YOU LET THEM GET A HOLD OF YOU, SEE ALSO PROVERBS 23.

PROVERBS 5:12

'DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO'

WHAT PARENT HAS NOT HEARD A REBELLIOUS SON OR DAUGHTER SAY THIS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER? HAS ANYONE IN THEIR HEART EVER SAID THIS WHEN THE PREACHER WAS STEPPING ON YOUR TOES? JUST ANOTHER ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF DAY TO DAY EXPRESSIONS WE USE.

PROVERBS 5:15-19

'BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE'

THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE THAT YOU WISH YOU HADN'T HEARD DIRECTED AT YOU. REAL SELF EXPLANATORY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SCRIPTURES ABOVE AND THEIR MEANING. A REAL GOOD ADMONITION THAT MAY KEEP YOU FROM LOOKING FOR GREENER GRASS ON THE OTHER SIDE.

PROVERBS 5:20

'SHE LOOKS RAVISHING'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN A WOMAN HAS UNCOMMON GOOD LOOKS. IN THE BIBLE IT TAKES THE WORD LITERALLY AND INDICATES THAT THE WOMAN WILL DEVOUR YOU IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL AND IT IS TRUE A STRANGE WOMAN IF NOT PHYSICALLY AT LEAST EMOTIONALLY WILL RUIN YOU. I.E., RAVISH YOU!

PROVERBS 6:2

'YOUR BIG MOUTH GOT YOU IN TROUBLE AGAIN'

THIS SAYING AS A FORM OF ADVICE COMES FROM EVERYONE EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME IF YOU ARE THE TYPE OF PERSON WITH FLAPPY GUMS.

PROVERBS 6:5

'RUN LIKE CRAZY' OR 'HE RUNS LIKE A DEER'

THIS IS ADVICE TO GET OUT OF DODGE, SPLIT, SCRAM, ETC. YOU BETTER BOOGIE. THE ONLY DELIVERANCE YOU WILL GET IS WITH THE SPEED OF SHANKS MARE (YOUR FEET). THE VERSE USES A DEER BECAUSE IT IS SWIFT ON HIS FEET AND THEN THE BIRD BECAUSE EVEN A SLOW BIRD CAN FLY HIGHER AND FASTER THAN THE HAND OF THE HUNTER.

PROVERBS 6:13

'LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING'

THE YELLOW PAGES ADD USES THIS LINE TO ADVERTISE THE EASE OF SHOPPING BY TELEPHONE. YOU TEACH YOURSELF ABOUT DIFFERENT COMPANIES AND THE SERVICES THEY OFFER BY MEANS OF YOUR PHONE AND PHONE BOOK (YELLOW PAGES) OSTENSIBLY SAVING GREAT DEALS OF TIME AND MONEY. THIS VERSE IS DEALING WITH WICKEDNESS BEING TAUGHT BY A WICKED MAN WITH HIS FINGERS.

PROVERBS 6:13

'TAP DANCING?'

THIS IS THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF THAT A WICKED MAN WOULD OR COULD TEACH WITH HIS FEET. I CAN STAND TO BE CORRECTED THOUGH. THIS WHOLE VERSE HAS THE FLAVOR OF A GAD ABOUT OR GANDY DANCER AND ALTHOUGH TAP DANCING SEEMS TO BE STRETCHING IT A BIT, IT IS SORT OF PART AND PARCEL OF THE MANS PACKAGE. HE GLORIFIES SIN IN WHAT SEEMS TO BE AN INNOCENT MANNER AND YET WHEN HE SELLS YOU SOMETHING YOU WILL BE HOOD WINKED BY HIM. KIND OF A MODERN DAY 'STING OPERATION' AND THEN HE SORT OF TALKS AND DANCES HIS WAY OUT OF TROUBLE. THE WORLD'S ACCEPTANCE OF A GLORIFIED SIN BECAUSE HE LOOKS INNOCENT. WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN WHEN THEY LET SOMEONE LIKE THIS GET AWAY WITH PERVERSENESS IS THEY WISH THEY COULD DO WHAT HE IS DOING. IT SEEMS TO BE A RESPECTFUL ACCEPTENCE OF EVIL.

PROVERBS 6:14

'HE CAN'T STAY OUT OF TROUBLE' OR 'HE IS ALWAYS IN TROUBLE'

EVERYONE KNOWS PEOPLE LIKE THIS.

PROVERBS 6:19

'HE IS JUST A LIAR AND A TROUBLE MAKER'

THE TWO GO HAND IN HAND USUALLY.

PROVERBS 6:20-23

'NOW SON, PAY ATTENTION TO MAMMA AND DADDY'

GOOD ADVICE. YOU HAVEN'T BEEN WHERE THEY HAVE ALREADY TRAVELLED YET AND YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY KNOW EITHER.

PROVERBS 6:21

'NOW DON'T FORGET WHAT I TOLD YOU' OR 'PLEASE REMEMBER WHAT I SAID'

THE ADVICE OR INSTRUCTION GIVEN WAS VALUABLE BUT UNLESS REMEMBERED IT WILL NOT BE WORTH ANYTHING.

PROVERBS 6:21

'NECK TIE' OR 'BOW TIE'

THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD BINDS AROUND ITS NECK. GOD'S CHILDREN SHOULD BE TYING AND BINDING THE WORD OF GOD.

PROVERBS 6:27-28

'IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE YOU WILL GET BURNT'

THIS IS NOT REALLY JUST TALKING ABOUT FIRE ALTHOUGH IT IS USED FOR THAT ADMONITION. IT CAN BE USED FOR ALL KINDS OF WRONG DOING THAT IF YOU MESS WITH IT OR GET CLOSE YOU WILL PROBABLY GET CAUGHT UP IN IT. THE BIBLE VERSE IS ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT FIRE AND ITS DAMAGES BUT IT IS REFERRING TO ANY KIND OF SIN YOU HUG TO YOUR BREAST.

PROVERBS 6:31

'PAY IT BACK' OR 'PAYBACKS ARE ROUGH'

IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME DON'T DO THE CRIME. IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO BE CAUGHT OR ARE NOT PREPARED TO BE CAUGHT DON'T DO WRONG. PERIOD. IT IS SIMPLE, DO RIGHT, TRUST GOD. FOUR WORDS ANYONE CAN READ.

PROVERBS 6:35

'YOU CAN'T GET IT FOR LOVE NOR MONEY'

SOMETHING SOMEONE HOLDS A GREAT VALUE ON CAN'T BE BOUGHT. IN THE BIBLE CASE IT IS FORGIVENESS OF THE PERSON YOU DID WRONG TO. CHERISHED PETS WE HAVE OWNED FOR A WHILE, MANY TIMES HAVE A VALUE ON THEM THAT CAN'T BE BOUGHT WITH LOVE NOR MONEY. TRUST AND RESPECT ARE ALSO VIRTUES THAT CAN'T BE PURCHASED.

PROVERBS 7:1-23

'HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER'

THIS FOR THE MOST PART IS NEVER TALKING ABOUT LITERAL FISH BUT IS REFERRING TO THE MAN CAUGHT LIKE HE IS A FISH. IT USUALLY MEANS HE HAS SWALLOWED THE WHOLE THING BECAUSE HE WAS READY OR EVEN EAGER TO GET CAUGHT. IT IS SAID YOU CAN'T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN, SO YOU SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO 'CATCH' A MAN THIS WAY, BUT IT SURE HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. MOSTLY REFERS TO A MAN 'HEAD OVER HEELS' FALLEN FOR SOME WOMAN AND IN THIS BIBLE CASE YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT UP TO THE BLOODY END. LOOK OUT MARRIED CHRISTIAN MEN ESPECIALLY PASTORS AND MEN IN THE MINISTRY.

PROVERBS 7:3

'PUT A STRING ON YOUR FINGER SO YOU WILL REMEMBER'

I GUESS IT WOULD BE A MATTER OF ASSOCIATION. THE STRING IS TO REMIND YOU OF THE THING YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO FORGET. IF IT'S ME, I FORGET WHAT THE STRING IS FOR MUCH LESS THE JOB IT WAS TO REMIND ME OF. YOU SEE THIS PICTURED IN COMIC STRIPS AND OTHER KINDS OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PROVERBS 7:6

'CASEMENT'

THE NAME OF WHAT HOLDS THE MODERN DAY WINDOW IN PLACE.

PROVERBS 7:7-13

'SHE DOESN'T MISS A TRICK'

IN THE WORLD THIS CAN MEAN THAT THE PERSON BEING TALKED ABOUT IS A CLOSE WATCHER OF HER LIFE AND NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY GETS BY HER ATTENTION. IT CAN ALSO MEAN JUST WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, AND THAT IS THIS WOMEN IN HER BUSINESS (PROSTITUTION) DOES NOT MISS A TRICK (CUSTOMER). SHE WILL ALSO USE EVERY "TRICK" IN THE BOOK TO FOOL YOU INTO BEING SEDUCED EXACTLY AS THE BIBLE FOREWARNS YOU.

PROVERBS 7:7

'HE WAS YOUNG AND DUMB'

YOUTH IS NOT NECESSARILY STUPID IT JUST RUSHES IN MANY TIMES WITHOUT THOUGHT AND THE RESULT IS USUALLY DUMB. EXPERIENCE CAN ONLY BE HAD WITH TROUBLE AND TIME.

PROVERBS 7:14

'PEACE OFFERING'

SOMETHING YOU GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS TO SHOW SOME SINCERE REPENTANCE AND THAT YOU MEAN BUSINESS. AN OFFERING USUALLY COSTS YOU SOMETHING EITHER MONEY, TIME, OR SACRIFICE. WITHOUT THESE ATTRIBUTES YOUR SINCERITY IS IN QUESTION.

PROVERBS 7:15

'I HAVE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR YOU'

UNIVERSAL STATEMENT FROM MAMAS AND DADDIES EVERYWHERE.

PROVERBS 7:20

'MONEY BAG' OR 'MONEY BAGS'

THIS EXPRESSION DESCRIBES WHAT ALL BANKS AND BUSINESSES UP TO THIS DAY STILL USE TO CARRY THEIR MONEY AND THE OTHER IS THE ATTRIBUTE WE PUT ON FOLKS THAT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY. I.E., WE SAY THEY ARE MONEY BAGS. I GUESS BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MUCH IT TAKES BAGS TO CARRY IT. MOST OF US HAVE A SMALL ENVELOPE THAT SAYS WATER BILL OR PHONE BILL OR POWER BILL AND IT IS ALL WE CAN DO TO FILL THIS LITTLE ENVELOPE UP ONCE A MONTH MUCH LESS A BAG.

PROVERBS 7:21

'SHE WAS A SMOOTH TALKER'

LIKE A LOT OF SALESMAN THAT ARE ABLE TO GET YOU TO BUY SOMETHING YOU ALREADY HAVE OR DO NOT NEED ANYWAY. USUALLY WILL CAUSE YOU TROUBLE TO LISTEN TO HER. USED CAR SALESMEN ARE LIKE THIS AND THEY ALL HAVE A SIMILAR SPIRIT. IT DOESN'T SEEM TO MATTER IF THEY ARE SAVED OR LOST THEY ALL HAVE THE GOAL OF THE DOLLAR THEY ARE AFTER AT ANY COST AND TRUTH IS THE FIRST TO FALL WHEN THEY TALK. NOW I KNOW SAVED CAR SALESMEN THAT GIVE TO MISSIONS BUT IT'S JUST LIKE THE SHRINERS. THEY USE THE MISSIONARIES FOR THE JUSTIFICATION TO MAKE MORE. CAN'T THEY LIVE ON 5% AND GIVE 95% IF IT'S ALL GOD'S? HOW MUCH CAN YOU PUT IN THE BANK ACCOUNT FOR A RAINY DAY AND IT NEVER RAINS?

PROVERBS 7:22

'DUMB AS AN OX'

THIS IS USED TO TRY TO SHOW THAT WHOEVER YOU CALL THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE EPITOME OF STUPID. AN OX IS SUPPOSED TO BE REAL DUMB. THIS OX IN SCRIPTURE WAS EASILY LED TO THE SLAUGHTER.

PROVERBS 7:24

'PAY ATTENTION' OR 'CHILDREN LET ME HAVE YOUR ATTENTION'

SCHOOLTEACHERS DIDN'T COIN THIS SAYING BUT THEY CERTAINLY MUST HAVE THE MARKET ON IT. UNIVERSALLY APPLIED CONTINUALLY.

PROVERBS 8:8

'THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH'

THAT IS ALL GOD SPEAKS. WHEN MAN USES THIS SAYING IT CAN MEAN ANYTHING DEPENDING ON WHO IS TALKING.

PROVERBS 8:8-9

'PLAIN SPEAKER', 'HIS SPEECH IS PLAIN', OR 'PLAIN TALKER'

A GOOD SPEAKER TALKS PLAIN. THAT IS, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS SAYING AND WHY HE IS SAYING IT. THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN BY PLAIN, ORDINARY, COMMON, DOWN TO EARTH, EASILY UNDERSTOOD. IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF LAWYER SPEECH WHERE YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND MORE THAN TWO SENTENCES. DOCTOR SPEECH APPROACHES THIS BUT STILL NOT AS BAD AS LAWYERS. IT IS LIKE THEY REALLY DO NOT WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING OR DOING, WHICH IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THE PLAIN TALKER. HE WANTS YOU TO BE PERFECTLY CLEAR ON ALL HIS POINTS AND PROPOSITIONS. THE MARK OF A GOOD PREACHER IS HIS PLAINNESS.

PROVERBS 8:9

'THE PLAIN TRUTH' OR 'SIMPLE TRUTH'

THE TRUTH IS ALWAYS SIMPLE AND PLAIN WHEN IT STARTS GETTING HARD TO FIGURE THERE MUST BE A POLITICIAN OR LAWYER AFOOT. GOD'S WORD IS FOR EVERYONE AND HE MAKES IT EASY IF YOU WANT IT.

PROVERBS 8:20-21

'FOLLOW ME I'LL MAKE YOU RICH'

ONLY IF IT IS GOD YOU ARE FOLLOWING. WHEN MAN SAYS THIS HE IS TRYING TO SELL YOU SOMETHING TO MAKE HIMSELF RICH AND IF YOU MAKE MONEY OKAY, BUT HIM FIRST YOU LAST.

PROVERBS 8:23

'I'VE BEEN HERE FOREVER'

USUALLY A COMPLAINT FROM A WAITING LINE OR POOR JOB OR REPAIR PLACE FOR YOUR CAR. WITH GOD IT IS JUST A STATEMENT OF FACT.

PROVERBS 8:34

'KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN'

THIS SHOULD ALSO BE AND YOUR MOUTH SHUT. TWO EARS AND ONE MOUTH SHOULD HAVE YOU LISTENING TWICE AS MUCH, RIGHT? GOD PROMISES A BLESSING TO THE MAN THAT OBEYS THIS SAYING AND HEARS HIM.

PROVERBS 9:3

'SHOUT IT FROM THE HOUSE TOPS'

SAID WITH THE FEELING THAT WHATEVER HAPPENED WAS SO GOOD IF YOU GET UP HIGH EVERYONE WILL HEAR ABOUT IT. A FIRST BABY AND UNEXPECTED WINDFALL. THE ANGELS ON HIGH SHOUT WHEN SINNERS GET SAVED AND THAT IS FOR THE UNIVERSE TO HEAR.

PROVERBS 10:2

'ILL GOTTEN GAINS DO NOT PROSPER'

WHEN YOU GET SOMETHING BY DECEITFUL MEANS IT USUALLY HAS A HABIT OF DISAPPEARING FAST AND TAKING SOME OTHER THINGS WITH IT TO BOOT. STOLEN MONEY IS NEVER ENOUGH TO PAY THE LAWYERS TO EVEN GET YOU OFF MUCH LESS OUT OF TROUBLE.

PROVERBS 10:15

'HE IS COUNTING ON HIS MONEY TO TAKE CARE OF HIM'

SADLY MANY CHURCH MEMBERS ARE DOING THIS ALSO. MONEY TALKS ALL THE TIME AND WHEN IT DOES IT USUALLY SAYS BYE BYE. TRUST GOD RICHES WON'T CUT IT IN THE DAY OF WRATH.

PROVERBS 10:20

'HE HAS A SILVER TONGUE'

WE JUST MEAN THAT HE CAN TALK HIS WAY OUT OF ALL KIND OF TROUBLE. IN THE CASE OF AN ORATOR HIS SPEECH IS SO ELOQUENT WE SAY HE HAS A SILVER TONGUE. IN THE BIBLE THE JUST MAN HAS A SILVER TONGUE BECAUSE HE SPEAKS THE WORD OF TRUTH (JOHN 17:17).

PROVERBS 10:26

'SLOWPOKE'

ANYONE THAT HAS EVER DONE ANYTHING QUICKLY AND THEN HAD HELP FROM FOLKS THAT TIME MEANT LITTLE OR NOTHING TO WILL RECOGNIZE THE WORD. THERE IS A TIME TO GO SLOW BUT THIS PERSON HAS ONLY ONE SPEED FOR ANYTHING AND THAT IS SLOWWWWWW. AS THE VERSE INDICATES YOU WOULD RATHER BE IN PAIN THEN TO HAVE TO WAIT ON THE SLUGGARD.

PROVERBS 11:15

'THAT SMARTS'

I.E., THAT HURTS IN SOME WAY EITHER PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL.

PROVERBS 11:21

'HAND IN HAND'

YOUNG LOVE AND JUST MARRIED WILL UNDERSTAND THIS AS WELL AS LITTLE CHILDREN WITH THEIR FOLKS. THE BIG HAND THEY HOLD IS COMFORTING AND SECURE. CHRISTIANS GRAB YOUR FATHER'S HAND. IT IS ALSO COMFORTING AND VERY SECURE.

PROVERBS 11:23

'HE KNOWS HE HAS IT COMING'

WE ALL KNOW WHEN WE HAVE DONE WRONG WE JUST ARE HOPING FOR A LAST MINUTE REPRIEVE FROM THE GOVERNOR. AS KIDS WE HOPED MAMMA WOULD BE OUR DEFENSE LAWYER AND STAVE OFF THE WHIPPING FROM DAD. EVEN AS ADULTS WE KNOW WHEN WE HAVE IT COMING. WE JUST ARE PRAYING FOR LAST MINUTE MERCY.

PROVERBS 11:31

'EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY' OR 'WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND'

THESE ARE THE SAYINGS THAT THE WORLD SUBSTITUTES FOR WHAT GOD HAS SAID. THEY BELIEVE THAT THE BAD GUY WILL GET HIS BUT THEY DON'T KNOW WHY OR WHEN. CHRISTIANS KNOW WHY, WHEN, WHERE, WHO, AND HOW THEY ARE GOING TO GET THEIRS. WHETHER IT BE REWARD OR PUNISHMENT.

PROVERBS 11:31

'YOU GET WHAT IS COMING TO YOU'

THEY SAY THAT HERE ON EARTH AND IT IS NOT NECESSARILY TRUE BUT WHEN GOD IS KEEPING ACCOUNTS IT WILL ALL COME TO PASS.

PROVERBS 12:4

'SHE IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE'

WE SAY THIS WHEN A PERSON DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE ANYTHING GOOD OR DECENT ABOUT THEM. THEY ARE SO BAD YOU CANNOT FIND ANYTHING TO PRAISE OR COMPLIMENT THEM ON. THE BONES ARE THE CORE OF A PERSON AND IF THE ROTTENNESS IS IN THE BONES THEN HE OR SHE IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE. THE VERSE DOESN'T SAY THE WOMAN IS ROTTEN JUST THAT SHE CAUSES IT. SHE CAN'T BE MUCH GOOD IF SHE CAN PRODUCE THE ROTTENNESS.

PROVERBS 12:10

'BE KIND TO DUMB ANIMALS'

FOR THE MOST PART THIS IS GOOD ADVICE. YOU PROBABLY GET BETTER TASTING MEAT BY TREATING YOUR LIVESTOCK KINDLY. TODAY'S ANIMAL RIGHTS NUTS CARRY THIS TO EXTREMES. HOWEVER, IF KILLING THE SPOTTED OWL WILL FEED TEN THOUSAND FAMILIES (by providing jobs for loggers), KILL THE DUMB OWL! (KINDLY, OF COURSE.)

PROVERBS 12:18

'A CUTTING REMARK'

SOME KIND OF WORDS THAT HURT YOU, NOT IN A PHYSICAL WAY BUT EMOTIONALLY IN SOME WAY OR OTHER.

PROVERBS 13:3

'SHUT YOUR MOUTH'

GOOD POLICY. KEEPS YOU OUT OF ALL SORTS OF TROUBLE. BECAUSE IT IS SUCH GOOD ADVICE YOU WILL FIND IT A NUMBER OF TIMES IN THE BIBLE AND A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CASES HERE IN THIS BOOK. IT IS LIKE THE REASON YOU HAVE TWO EARS AND ONLY ONE MOUTH. LISTEN TWICE AS MUCH AS YOU TALK AND YOU WILL BE IN REAL GOOD SHAPE.

PROVERBS 13:9

'PUT HIS LIGHTS OUT'

THIS IS THE BOXER OR FIGHTER THAT KNOCKS HIS OPPONENT OUT. THE LIGHTS ARE HIS EYES (MATTHEW) AND WHEN THEY ARE OUT OR CLOSED HE IS THE VICTOR.

PROVERBS 13:11

'EASY COME EASY GO'

REAL SIMILAR TO PROVERBS 10:2 AND A SAYING THAT THE WORLD USES ALL OF THE TIME WITHOUT ANY REAL KNOWLEDGE OF WHY.************ *****************GOOD WITNESS CHANCE FOR THE CHRISTIAN TO TELL HIM WHY.*******

PROVERBS 13:19

'SWEET SUCCESS'

NOT REALLY SWEET IN THE SENSE OF SUGAR BUT VERY PLEASANT TO ACCOMPLISH THAT GOAL OR WIN THAT RACE, BUILD THAT HOUSE, FINISH SCHOOL, BEAT UP THE TOWN BULLY, ETC. AD-INFINITUM.

PROVERBS 13:20

'WATCH WHO YOU RUB ELBOWS WITH'

THIS ONE IS LIKE BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER, BUT IT IS GIVING SOME GOOD ADVICE TO GO WITH THE SAYING OR PROVERBS.

PROVERBS 13:24

'SPARE THE ROD'

THE WORLD USES THIS HALF QUOTE MANY TIMES WITH AN 'I TOLD YOU SO' ATTITUDE AFTER A NEIGHBOR'S KID HAS GOTTEN IN TROUBLE. SORT OF A TONGUE IN CHEEK IF YOU WOULD HAVE ONLY WHIPPED YOUR KID LIKE I DID MINE SORT OF THING.

PROVERBS 13:24

'SPARE THE ROD SPOIL THE CHILD'

IF YOU NEED TO HAVE AN EXPLANATION YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND ANYWAY OR YOU HAVE NEVER HAD ANY CHILDREN IT WILL BE HARD TO GET ALSO. GOD LOVES HIS KIDS AND HE DOES NOT SPARE THE ROD. IF YOU CLAIM TO BE SAVED AND AREN'T GETTING WHIPPED YOU BETTER READ HEBREWS, YOU MAY NOT BE A SON AT ALL.

 

PROVERBS 14:7

'STAY AWAY FROM HIM. HE IS TROUBLE'

GOOD ADVICE FOR YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE.

PROVERBS 14:14

'HE IS FULL OF HIMSELF'

SOMEONE WHO THINKS HE IS SOMETHING, OR A CUT ABOVE THE REST. I.E., HE IS SOMETHING AND THE REST OF THE FOLKS ARE SOMEHOW BENEATH HIM OR LESS THAN WHAT HE IS. A SELF CENTERED WAY OF THINKING YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE FIT TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION. I.E., THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION. HA!HA!

PROVERBS 14:23

'TALK IS CHEAP'

WE SAY THIS WHEN A PERSON TALKS ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS BUT NEVER SEEMS TO PUT ANYTHING UNTO PRACTICE. NO EFFORT OR EXPENDITURE IS PLACED BEHIND THE TALK AND ANYONE CAN TALK. THEY ALSO WITH THIS SAYING ADD PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS IN THE SENSE THAT IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS WITH YOUR TALK BACK IT UP WITH SOMETHING THAT WILL COST YOU SOMETHING.THE BIBLE IS SAYING GET BACK TO THE PLOWING YOU WILL EARN SOMETHING BUT TALKING ABOUT PLOWING WILL NOT MAKE YOU A DIME.

PROVERBS 14:29

'COUNT TO TEN BEFORE GETTING MAD'

JUST A DEVICE TO SLOW DOWN YOUR ANGER TO KEEP YOU FROM DOING SOMETHING HASTY. BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT PAUL SAYS.

PROVERBS 14:30

'EAT UP WITH ENVY'

ENVY WILL EAT ON YOU AND IF YOU WILL LET IT TAKE HOLD OF YOUR LIFE IT WILL DESTROY YOU. ENVY WORKS FROM THE INSIDE OUT, SO THE VERSE SAYS IT WILL ROT YOUR BONES.

PROVERBS 15:1

'SPEAK SOFTLY (BUT CARRY A BIG STICK)'

QUIET TALK WILL USUALLY PERSUADE A PERSON NOT TO MESS WITH YOU OR AT LEAST WILL HELP CALM HIM DOWN, BUT JUST IN CASE IT WOULDN'T HURT TO HAVE THE MEANS TO COOL HIM OFF IF NECESSARY. DON'T STIR A GUY UP THAT IS ALREADY HOT AND NOT THINKING ABOUT WHAT HE IS DOING. USE WISDOM AND QUIETNESS.

PROVERBS 15:3

'HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING. HE KNOWS WHEN YOU'RE AWAKE., ETC'

THE WORLD'S SANTA CLAUS IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE THESE ATTRIBUTES BUT WE KNOW THAT ONLY GOD ALMIGHTY REALLY DOES. JUST THE WORLD'S WAY OF SETTING UP A FALSE GOD IN PLACE OF THE REAL ONE. ONE OF MANY FALSE GODS THAT THE WORLD TRIES TO CONVINCE THEIR CHILDREN TO BELIEVE IN.

PROVERBS 16:2

'I THINK IT'S ALL RIGHT'

THE GREAT 'I' WILL GET YOU IN A MESS. THE MIDDLE LETTER IN SIN IS 'I', ALSO IN PR'I'DE. WATCH OUT FOR 'I'. HE WILL BREAK YOUR NECK IF HE GETS A CHANCE.

PROVERBS 16:6

'SCARE THE DEVIL OUT OF THEM'

GOOD POLICY. FEAR WILL KEEP YOU OUT OF ALL KINDS OF DEVILMENT. HEALTHY FEAR WILL GET YOU SAFELY THROUGH LIFE AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM.

PROVERBS 16:16

'YOU CAN'T BUY BRAINS'

NOPE OR HEALTH EITHER FOR THAT MATTER. IF YOU HAVE WISDOM YOU CAN MAKE A GOOD LIVING BUT A GOOD LIVING WON'T GIVE YOU WISDOM.

PROVERBS 16:24

'HE HAS A WAY WITH WORDS'

THIS PERSON IS ARTICULATE. HIS WORDS ARE HIS TOOLS AND HE HANDLES THEM WELL. THE BIBLE EXAMPLE IS ABOVE REPROACH WITH THEIR SPEECH AND IF CARRIED FARTHER YOU COULD SAY A DOCTOR WITH A GOOD BEDSIDE MANNER WILL HELP HEAL YOU. IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE GOOD SPEECH WILL HEAL YOU AS FAST AS MEDICINE WILL OR MAYBE WORDS ARE THE MEDICINE. GOD'S WORDS NATURALLY.

PROVERBS 17:9

'DON'T REPEAT IT'

GOOD ADVICE USE IT.

PROVERBS 17:22

'LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE'

THIS IS THE TITLE TO READERS DIGEST'S PERENNIAL COLUMN ON LAUGHTER OR JOKES. GOD TELLS US IN HIS WORD THAT LAUGHTER CAN BE A REAL MEDICINE AND THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS ALL BEAR THIS OUT. THEY HAVE UNLIMITED ACTIVITIES AND TOYS AND VISITING GUESTS ALL WITH ONE THING IN MIND TO MAKE THE CHILD LAUGH OR SMILE SO AS TO GET WELL SOONER.

PROVERBS 17:22

'CHEER UP YOU WILL FEEL BETTER'

TOLD TO PEOPLE EVEN WHEN IT IS TERMINAL BECAUSE THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS MANY TIMES IT WORKS.

PROVERBS 17:27

'A MAN OF FEW WORDS'

USUALLY A MAN WITH WISDOM BECAUSE HE CAN SAY ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID IN A VERY FEW WORDS. THE BIBLE INDICATES THIS IS TRUE.

PROVERBS 18:6

'HE IS ASKING FOR IT'

HE WILL PROBABLY GET EXACTLY WHAT HE IS ASKING FOR. THE WORLD SAYS THIS RIGHT BEFORE A GUY GETS PASTED IN THE MOUTH EXACTLY AS THE BIBLE TELLS YOU.

PROVERBS 18:6

'HE IS LOOKING FOR AN ARGUMENT'

MANY FOLKS ARE AND YOU CAN USUALLY TELL IT BY THEIR SPEECH WHEN THEY OPEN THEIR MOUTH. IT IS ARGUMENTATIVE AND NOTHING YOU SAY IS RIGHT OR ACCEPTABLE JUST AS IN THIS VERSE.

PROVERBS 18:13

'PLEASE DON'T INTERRUPT'

LISTEN AND IF YOU MUST INTERRUPT DON'T GIVE AN ANSWER TO WHAT THE GUY IS SAYING. HE MAY CHANGE THE QUESTION BEFORE HE IS FINISHED AND YOU WILL LOOK PRETTY STUPID. BEST TO BE QUIET AND HEAR THE WHOLE MATTER. YOUNG FOLKS AND IMMATURE OLD ONES ARE GUILTY OF THIS ALL THE TIME.

PROVERBS 18:16

'GREASE THE SKIDS' OR 'PAVE THE WAY'

ANYTHING YOU DO BEFORE YOU TRY TO ACCOMPLISH SOME TASK THAT WILL TAKE OUTSIDE HELP IN SOME FORM. WHETHER IT IS IN THE FORM OF FAVORS OR IN MONEY OR GIFTS YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE WAY EASIER TO TRAVEL. SOMETIMES THE GIFT OPENS THE DOOR JUST TO ALLOW YOU TO PRESENT THE IDEA.

PROVERBS 18:17

'HE THAT IS FIRST IS RIGHT' OR 'THE FIRSTEST GETS THE MOSTEST'

IT HAPPENS THIS WAY IN THE COURTS ALL THE TIME. WHOEVER FILES FIRST USUALLY IS THE VICTOR. I RAN INTO THIS IN CHURCH ONCE MYSELF. A GUY TELLS A BUNCH OF LIES BUT HE IS FIRST WITH THE STORY AND SURE ENOUGH HE IS BELIEVED AND YOU ARE THE LIAR. IN MY INSTANCE IT WAS FUNNY AFTER A WHILE BECAUSE THE GUY HAD TO KEEP ADDING TO THE STORY AND IT WAS ALL LIES THAT BEGAN TO BE RECOGNIZABLE. OF COURSE LIES WILL EVENTUALLY CATCH UP WITH YOU. YOU MAY GET HURT FROM SOMEONE'S LIES BUT YOU WON'T DIE. I RECEIVED A LOT OF COMFORT FROM GOD THROUGH THIS VERSE EVEN THOUGH I COULDN'T GET RECOURSE FROM THE FOLKS IT SHOULD HAVE COME FROM. (YOUR BREAKING MY HEART MARTY!) INSIDE JOKE FOLKS.

PROVERBS 18:18

'LETS FLIP FOR IT'

WHAT WE DO WHEN THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND YOU CAST LOTS TO SEE WHO WILL WIN WHATEVER IT IS. STOPS ANY ARGUING ABOUT THE OWNERSHIP.

PROVERBS 18:19

'DON'T HURT HIS FEELINGS'

SOMETIMES HARD NOT TO DO BUT IF IT ISN'T NECESSARY TO, DO TRY TO JUST BITE YOUR TONGUE. IF IT REMAINS UNSAID OR UNDONE YOU WON'T HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIX IT.

PROVERBS 18:22

'I HAVE FOUND A GOOD THING'

THE WORLD WILL NOT USUALLY TELL YOU WHEN THEY HAVE FOUND A GOOD THING FOR FEAR THAT YOU WILL TRY TO GET IT AWAY FROM THEM OR THEY WILL HAVE TO SHARE IT IN SOME WAY. THE BIBLE BELIEVER IS A DIFFERENT BIRD ALL TOGETHER, WHEN HE FINDS JESUS HE BEGINS TO TELL ALL THE FOLKS HE CAN WHAT A GOOD DEAL HE HAS JUST FOUND. SOLOMON IS TELLING YOU WHAT THE DEFINITION OF A GOOD WOMAN IS AND HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE FOUND ONE.

PROVERBS 19:4

'FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS'

AS LONG AS THERE IS MONEY THE WEATHER IS FAIR BUT WHEN YOU RUN OUT YOU WILL BE LIKE THE PRODIGAL SON, HUNGRY, BROKE, AND ALONE.

PROVERBS 19:5

'YOU CAN'T GET AWAY WITH IT'

LIARS ALWAYS GET CAUGHT BECAUSE THE LIES BEGIN TO GET TOO BIG FOR THEIR MEMORY TO KEEP THEM STRAIGHT. WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN AT FIRST WE BEGIN TO DECEIVE.

PROVERBS 19:11

'JUST LOOK OVER IT' OR 'I'LL JUST IGNORE IT'

THIS IS OKAY IF YOU ARE TRYING TO HELP SOMEONE BUT A CONTINUAL LOOKING OVER YOUR SIN OR EXCUSING SOMEONE ELSE'S WILL ONLY LEAD TO BIG TROUBLE. THE FOLKS IN THE WORLD HAVE A TENDENCY TO DO THIS FOR FRIENDS BUT NOT WITH STRANGERS IN A WORK PLACE SETTING AND THIS CAUSES UNTOLD FRICTION AMONG THE WORKERS. I REMEMBER WHEN AN OLD BOSS WOULD LET HIS BUDDY COME IN 10 TO 30 MINUTES LATE EVERY MORNING BUT IF ANYONE ELSE WAS TWO MINUTES LATE ALL HELL WOULD BREAK LOOSE. IT CAUSED MUCH TROUBLE.

PROVERBS 19:18

'WHIP THEM WHILE THEY ARE YOUNG'

THE WORLD NO LONGER BELIEVES THIS AND MANY CHRISTIANS DON'T EITHER BUT GOD SAID IT SO IT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.

PROVERBS 19:20

'TOO SOON WE GROW OLD TOO LATE WE GROW SMART'

OLD GERMAN PROVERB THAT IS AS TRUE AS THIS VERSE. THE WISDOM SEEMS TO COME WHEN WE NO LONGER HAVE THE BODY OR THE DRIVE TO USE WHAT HAS TAKEN ALL OUR LIFE TO OBTAIN.

PROVERBS 19:29

'WHIP SOME SENSE INTO HIM'

THIS CAN WORK SOMETIMES BUT OTHER TIMES WHEN A KID GETS TOO OLD AND YOU HAVE NEGLECTED THE WHIPPING TOO LONG. IT DOES NOT WORK AS WELL. IT CAN EVEN BACKFIRE IF THE KID HAS GOTTEN TO BIG FOR YOU TO WHIP. THE VERSE IS A GOOD ADMONITION BUT GET THEM WHILE THEY ARE YOUNG AND PLIABLE.

PROVERBS 20:3

'MEDDLING OLD FOOL'

IT GOES WITH OUT SAYING (ALMOST) IF HE IS AN OLD FOOL HE WILL BE MEDDLING IN SOMETHING OR OTHER. HE COULD BE JUST AN OLD FOOL (DOESN'T KNOW GOD) AND MINDING HIS OWN BUSINESS BUT THAT IS RARE. AN OLD FOOL MEDDLES BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIS TIME BUT MEDDLE IN OTHER FOLKS BUSINESS.

PROVERBS 20:9

'I'VE CLEANED UP MY ACT'

THIS IS MEANT TO MEAN THAT THE GUY HAS STRAIGHTENED UP AND IS NOW DOING RIGHT. THE BIBLE OF COURSE SAYS THAT NO MAN OF HIS OWN ACCORD CAN CLEANSE HIS HEART AND RID HIMSELF FROM SIN, BUT THE WORLD AND IT'S SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL KEEP COMING UP WITH THIS KIND OF SAYING TO GET AROUND WHAT GOD HAS SAID.

PROVERBS 20:14

'JEWED THEM DOWN' OR 'I GOT A STEAL'

EVERYONE IN THE WORLD PROBABLY UNDERSTANDS THE EXPRESSION IS MEANT TO SAY THAT YOU HAVE GOTTEN A LOWER PRICE BY HAGGLING WITH THE SELLER. IN MOST THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES THEY ARE OFFENDED OR FEEL THAT YOU ARE A FOOL IF YOU DON'T TRY A LITTLE BARTERING WHEN BUYING. IT'S THE WORLD'S SLAM ON THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOD'S BLESSING WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MONEY. YOU ARE HARD PRESSED TO DEAL WITH THEM AND COME OUT A WINNER. SO THE WORLD SAYS I JEWED DOWN SO AND SO FOR SO MUCH MONEY AND YOU UNDERSTAND PERFECTLY. WE NEVER FAIL TO SAY WHAT A GREAT BARGAIN 'AFTER' WE BOUGHT IT, AND NOW ITS WORTH HAS SUDDENLY INCREASED SINCE WE TOOK POSSESSION.

PROVERBS 20:16

'LET ME HOLD YOUR COAT'

THIS IS USUALLY ONLY FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY AT THE PLACE YOU ARE AT. IN THE BIBLE VERSE IT IS FOR A SECURITY DEPOSIT AND YOU MAY NOT GET IT BACK.

PROVERBS 20:19

'YOU CAN'T TRUST A POLITICIAN'

TRUE BECAUSE HE ONLY TELLS YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR NOT NECESSARILY THE TRUTH.

PROVERBS 20:30

'BEAT THE DEVIL OUT OF HIM'

ADD A 'D' TO THE WORD EVIL AND YOU HAVE THE WORD DEVIL AND THE VERSE SAYS THE WAY TO GET EVIL OUT IS TO BEAT IT OUT. A SORE REAR END WILL KEEP YOUR MIND OFF OF FOOLISHNESS FOR QUITE A WHILE IF IT WAS ADMINISTERED PROPERLY.

PROVERBS 21:2

'I'M OK, YOUR OK'

NOT NECESSARILY TRUE BUT WHAT SELF RIGHTEOUS MAN WILL ADMIT HE IS NOT OK? THEY ARE ALWAYS JUST FINE WHEN YOU ASK THEM ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU BRING SPIRITUAL THINGS INTO THE CONVERSATION. I.E., I NEVER HURT NOBODY, I'M JUST AS GOOD AS YOU ARE, EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING IT, ETC., AD NAUSEAM.

PROVERBS 21:20

'I SPENT IT ALL UP' OR ' YOU SPENT IT ALL?'

THIS IS WHAT WE SAY WHEN IT IS ALL GONE WHATEVER THE 'IT' IS. 'USUALLY ALL THE MONEY YOU HAD'. THE BIBLE TELLS YOU WHAT KIND OF PERSON DOES THIS AND WHAT HE IS CALLED.

PROVERBS 21:23

'HELD YOUR TONGUE'

THIS IS NOT A PHYSICAL REACHING UP AND GRABBING YOUR TONGUE BETWEEN THE FINGERS BUT HOLDING IT IN THE SENSE OF BEING QUIET, NO SOUND, STOP YOUR WORDS. THE BIBLE INDICATES REAL CLEARLY THAT THIS WILL KEEP YOU FROM MUCH TROUBLE.

PROVERBS 21:25

'IT'S KILLING ME'

CIGARETTES DO, SIN WILL, IGNORANCE ABOUT SOME THINGS WILL SPEED UP THE PROCESS.

PROVERBS 21:29

'HE GAVE HIM A HARD LOOK' OR 'HE HAS A HARD FACE'

A HARD FACE CAN'T BE HELPED BUT EVERYONE RECOGNIZES A HARD LOOK WHEN THEY SEE ONE. I.E., THE POLICEMAN'S FACE WHEN YOU ACCIDENTLY RUN INTO HIS CRUISER.

PROVERBS 22:15

'BEAT THE FOOLISHNESS OUT OF HIM'

SEEMS THAT A GOOD BEATING WILL CURE MANY A PROBLEM, BUT FOLKS THINK THAT A GOOD WHIPPING IS JUST TOO OLD FASHIONED NOWADAYS. THEY CHANGE THEIR MIND WHEN THEY HAVE A 16 YEAR OLD PUNK TALKING BACK TO THEM, BUT THEN IT IS TOO LATE TO FIX IT (APART FROM GOD'S INTERVENTION).

PROVERBS 22:17

'LET ME BEND YOUR EAR FOR A WHILE'

WE SAY BEND YOUR EAR WHEN WE WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE IN CASUAL CONVERSATION.WE ARE NOT REALLY REACHING UP AND PHYSICALLY BENDING THEIR EAR.

PROVERBS 22:21

'TELL THE TRUTH'

GOOD ADVICE! TAKE IT!

PROVERBS 23:2

'DON'T MAKE A PIG OF YOURSELF'

TOLD TO YOUR CHILDREN WHEN TAKING THEM TO SOMEONE'S HOUSE FOR FOOD AND YOU DON'T WANT TO BE EMBARRASSED. THE VERSE IS TELLING YOU TO KILL YOURSELF NOW QUICKLY WITH THE KNIFE INSTEAD OF A SLOW DEATH OF OBESITY, THIS BATTLE OF THE BULGE IS FOUGHT WITH MUCH HEARTACHE AND HEALTH TROUBLE, IF YOU ARE GIVEN TO MUCH APPETITE.

PROVERBS 23:5

'MONEY TALKS. IT SAYS BYE, BYE'

ESPECIALLY TRUE OF THESE LAST FEW DAYS BEFORE THE LORD RETURNS. WHAT YOU BUY IS JUNK THAT DOESN'T LAST AND COSTS TOO MUCH TO BEGIN WITH. WITHOUT THE LORD'S INTERVENTION IT IS DIFFICULT TO MAKE EVEN THE ENDS MEET. WHAT THE WORLD USUALLY MEANS IS THAT WITH MONEY YOU CAN USUALLY GET AROUND THINGS THAT OTHERS WITHOUT THE MONEY CANNOT. A GOOD LAWYER WILL KEEP THE MEANEST DEVIL OUT OF JAIL MOST TIMES BUT IT WILL COST HIM A PIECE OF CHANGE. YOU PAY THE LAWYER TO TALK.

PROVERBS 23:6

'HE HAS AN EVIL EYE'

USUALLY JUST MEANS THAT THE PERSON HAS A BAD LOOK ABOUT HIM. SOME FOLKS DO HAVE ROUGH LOOKING EYES THOUGH.

PROVERBS 23:9

'DON'T WASTE YOUR BREATH'

WE USUALLY DO ANYWAY! DID YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF GIVING ADVICE THAT WAS NOT REALLY ASKED FOR AND THEN YOU WERE ANGRY WHEN THE PERSON DIDN'T USE IT? (NOT YOU SPIRITUAL FOLKS. I MEAN US ORDINARY DUMMIES.) SOME FOLKS ARE LIKE TALKING TO A WALL YOU WILL GET MORE OUT OF IT. THOSE ARE THE ONES WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT WASTE YOUR BREATH.

PROVERBS 23:13-14

'BEAT THE HELL OUT OF HIM'

STREET TALK IS JUST TO MESS THE GUY UP BAD, CRIPPLE HIM IF POSSIBLE. IN SCRIPTURE IT IS JUST TO GET THE KID'S ATTENTION ENOUGH TO SCARE HIM INTO NOT GOING TO HELL WHERE THEIR PUNISHMENT WILL BE MUCH WORSE THAN THE BEATING YOU ARE GIVING HIM.

PROVERBS 23:18

'ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END'

SAID TO YOU WHEN YOUR LUCK HAS RUN OUT. THE LOST WORLD DOES NOT KNOW THAT ALL GOOD AND BAD THINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS WORLD WILL COME TO AN END WHEN JESUS COMES BACK. IT IS LIKE THE FAIRY TALE WHERE WE WILL LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, ONLY IT IS NOT A TALE IT IS REAL AND COMING SOON.

PROVERBS 23:21

'HE LOST HIS SHIRT' OR 'YOU COULD LOSE YOUR SHIRT'

THIS IS USUALLY SAID HAVING TO DO WITH A MONEY DEAL OF SOME KIND, BUT OF COURSE IT IS A GUARANTEED THING WITH A DRUNK. IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME. A LAZY BUM IN THIS VERSE SEEMS TO SUFFER THE SAME FATE AS THE DRUNKARD AND THE GLUTTON.

PROVERBS 23:26

'PAY ATTENTION TO ME'

THIS IS ALRIGHT ADVICE DEPENDING ON WHO IS GIVING IT, BUT WATCH THE CROOK WHO IS AFTER YOUR MONEY, FAMILY, HOUSE, OR SOUL.IT IS NOT GOOD ADVICE THEN. IN THE VERSE IF YOU GIVE YOUR EYES AND HEART TO THE LORD YOU WILL COME OUT ALL RIGHT EVERY TIME.

PROVERBS 23:29

'HIS EYES ARE BLOODSHOT'

DRUNKS ALWAYS HAVE BLOODSHOT EYES AND A SWOLLEN RED NOSE THEY ARE EASILY DETECTED BY. WHAT'S MORE THEY STILL SMELL LIKE BOOZE TWO DAYS AFTER A GOOD DRUNK.

PROVERBS 23:29

'HANGOVER' OR 'HUNGOVER'

AFTER A DRUNK IS OVER YOU BEGIN TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF WHAT YOU DID. WHILE YOU ARE DRUNK YOU ARE PRETTY WELL IMMUNE TO PAIN AND ITS EFFECTS, BUT WOE UNTO YOU IN THE MORNING. ALL THE TIMES YOU FELL DOWN, WERE HIT OR HIT SOMETHING, ALL THE BRUISES, AND THE DEAD BRAIN CELLS MAKE FOR A LOVELY HEADACHE. YOU CAN HEAR YOUR BEARD GROW AND IT HURTS TOO. SOMESAVED FOLKS SHOULD BE ABLE TO REMEMBER THOSE DAYS.

PROVERBS 23:34

'HE WAS STAGGERING DRUNK'

WHEN A MAN IS REAL DRUNK HE CANNOT WALK A STRAIGHT LINE SO IT HAS BEEN A TEST OF THE POLICE FOR YEARS FOR THE DRUNK TO WALK A STRAIGHT LINE. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE OCEANS OR HAVE SPENT TIME AT SEA ON A BOAT YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR SHORE LEGS BACK BECAUSE YOU WALK FUNNY AFTER YOU GET ON DRY LAND. I.E., LIKE A DRUNK.

PROVERBS 24:13

'IT'S GOOD FOR YOU KID, EAT IT'

PARENTS NEED NO ELABORATION.

PROVERBS 24:16

'YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN'

THIS IS JUST A FALLING DOWN SITUATION NOT LIKE THE LORD RAISING HIMSELF FROM THE DEAD BUT WITH THE LORD'S HELP EVEN HERE ON EARTH YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN. THE WORLD OF COURSE USES THIS BUT USUALLY NOT TALKING ABOUT A GOOD MAN IN THE SENSE OF THE BIBLE'S DEFINITION. USUALLY SOMEONE LIKE THEMSELF THAT HAS PICKED THEMSELF UP AND WENT A LITTLE FARTHER ON THEIR OWN IN THIS LIFE.

PROVERBS 24:33

'SLUMBER PARTY'

THIS IS WHAT THE TEENAGE GIRLS HAVE WHEN THEY INTEND TO SLEEP OVER AFTER THEY HAVE THEIR FELLOWSHIP.

PROVERBS 25:9

'CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?'

USUALLY TOLD TO YOU BY A PERSON THAT IS GOING TO TELL YOU A SECRET THAT HE OR SHE CAN'T KEEP. THEN THIS PERSON WILL PASS IT ON TO YOU HOPING THAT YOU WON'T KEEP IT AND THEY WILL FEEL JUSTIFIED IN THEIR INABILITY NOT TO KEEP IT.

PROVERBS 25:13

'HE CAN DO WHAT HE IS TOLD'

THIS IS A RARE QUALITY IN TODAY'S WORK FORCE AND ONE WHICH WILL GET A MAN A JOB AND KEEP IT FOR HIM.YOU CAN LEARN THE JOB IF YOU TRY BUT IF YOU CAN'T DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD YOU WON'T GO ANYWHERE.

PROVERBS 25:19

'YOU CAN'T COUNT ON HIM'

BAD EPITHET TO HAVE PUT ON YOU AND ONE THAT IS HARD TO SHAKE ONCE IT IS THERE. THIS SAYING WILL NOT WIN YOU ANY AWARDS FROM ANYONE.

PROVERBS 25:20

'HE WILL GET THE SHIRT OFF OF YOUR BACK'

SOME FOLKS WILL GIVE YOU THEIR SHIRT LITERALLY BUT THIS GUY WILL GET YOURS AWAY EVEN IF IT IS COLD OUT. KIND OF LIKE THE PROVERBIAL USED CAR SALESMAN.

PROVERBS 25:20

'HEAVY HEART'

WE MEAN A PERSON IS SAD OR SORROWFUL OR 'DOWN IN THE MOUTH' NOT THAT HE OR SHE ACTUALLY HAS A HEART THAT WEIGHS MORE THAN SOMEONE ELSE'S.

PROVERBS 25:24

'LET ME OUTTA HERE'

SELF EXPLANATORY. FIND A GUY WITH A WIFE LIKE THIS AND HE CAN GIVE YOU INSIDE INFORMATION.

PROVERBS 25:25

'IT SURE WAS GOOD TO HEAR FROM THEM'

A PHONE CALL FROM OLD FRIENDS OR LOVED ONES NOT OFTEN SEEN. A BROTHER IN CHRIST YOU HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH CAN BRING FORTH THIS SAYING. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT THE WORLD'S SAYINGS, ALTHOUGH THEY CONVEY THE SAME THOUGHT, CAN NEVER MATCH THE LORD'S WAY WITH WORDS. IT IS ALWAYS SO SIMPLE BUT SO EXPRESSIVE THAT THE PICTURE IS IN YOUR HEAD IMMEDIATELY AND YOU CAN SEE THE ILLUSTRATION WITH THE FEWEST OF WORDS.

PROVERBS 25:25

'GOOD NEWS'

THIS CAN COME FROM ANYWHERE AND IS GENERALLY WELCOMED. FOR CHRISTIANS IT IS THE GOSPEL OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.

PROVERBS 26:17

'MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS'

SOUND ADVICE THAT WILL SAVE YOU MANY A HEARTACHE AND UNTOLD TONS OF TROUBLE THAT YOU DON'T NEED. WISDOM AS YOU GET OLDER WILL SHOW YOU THE VERY RARE TIMES YOU SHOULD STICK YOUR NOSE IN AND EVEN THEN YOU PROBABLY WILL CATCH IT IN THE NECK. I.E., CHILD MOLESTATION, INCEST, QUEERS MOVING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOUR YOUNG SONS SAY ARE NICE GUYS AND THEY WANT TO VISIT. ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE MAY ACTUALLY BE YOUR BUSINESS THERE ARE TIMES THE LINE IS FINE, SO WALK CAREFULLY. DON'T BE REMISS IN YOUR CHRISTIANITY, BUT DON'T TRY TO FIX EVERYBODY'S PROBLEMS. YOU AREN'T GOD.

PROVERBS 26:18,19

'MAD MAN'

THIS HAS MORE OF A MEANING THAN JUST ANGER, IT USUALLY HAS THE SENSE OF INSANITY ATTACHED TO IT. THE BIBLE VERSE ALLUDES TO BOTH DEFINITIONS THE ANGER AND THE TOUCH OF INSANITY ARE BOTH IN THE VERSES.

PROVERBS 26:27

'A ROLLING STONE CATCHES (OR GATHERS) NO MOSS'

THIS SAYING IS TRYING TO ILLUSTRATE THAT IF YOU KEEP MOVING NOTHING EXTRANEOUS WILL ATTACH ITSELF TO YOU AND SLOW YOU DOWN. THE BIBLE USE OF THIS IS IF YOU PLAN TO HURT SOMEONE WITH SOMETHING BE CAREFUL THAT IT DOESN'T BACKFIRE ON YOU AND YOU ARE THE RECIPIENT OF THE MISCHIEVOUSNESS.

PROVERBS 27:2

'DON'T PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK' OR 'DON'T TOOT YOUR OWN HORN'

NEEDS NO EXPLANATION. SEE ALSO ESTHER 6:6 FOR ANOTHER APPLICATION.

PROVERBS 27:6

'THE TRUTH HURTS'

THIS IS AN EVERY DAY SAYING AND NEEDS LITTLE EXPLANATION. GALATIANS 4:16 COUPLED WITH THIS VERSE HERE SAYS THAT MANY TIMES TRUTH DOES HURT WHEN COMING FROM A FRIEND. SOMETIMES WE ARE TOLD SOMETHING, PRIDE BLINDS US, EVEN WHEN IT IS TRUE. BUT ACCEPTANCE OF THE TRUTH CAN ONLY BRING US CLOSER IN LINE WITH THE BIBLE.

PROVERBS 27:7

'IF YOU ARE HUNGRY YOU WILL EAT ANYTHING'

MAMAS AND DADDIES THROUGHOUT THE AGES HAVE HAD TROUBLE WITH THEIR KIDS NOT EATING RIGHT AND ONE OF THE TRUER STATEMENTS IS IF YOU GET HUNGRY ENOUGH YOU WILL EAT ALMOST ANYTHING. FOOD TAKES ON A DIFFERENT FLAVOR WHEN YOU GET REAL HUNGRY.

PROVERBS 27:17

'A STEEL'

THIS IS WHAT THE BUTCHER USES TO MAKE A KNIFE SHARP. A STEEL IS A SMOOTH PIECE OF IRON THAT CAUSES THE KNIFE TO FOLD ITS EDGE UPRIGHT AND CONSEQUENTLY STAY SHARPER. A FRIEND IS MORE APT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH AND IN SO DOING HE CAN AND WILL HELP YOU WITH YOUR FAULTS AND BESETTING SINS. THIS IS GOING TO MAKE YOU SHARPER. I.E., STRAIGHTER, MORE UPRIGHT LIKE THE KNIFE.

PROVERBS 28:9

'HE TURNED A DEAF EAR'

HE REFUSED TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY TO HIM. CHILDREN ARE REAL GUILTY ABOUT THIS WITH THEIR PARENTS. CHRISTIANS CAN ALSO BE GUILTY WHEN THE PREACHER HITS THEIR SIN.

PROVERBS 28:10

'DON'T BE LED ASTRAY'

MOST PEOPLE DON'T GO ASTRAY BY THEMSELVES THEY ARE 'LED' BY SOMEONE ELSE.

PROVERBS 28:13

'YOU CAN'T COVER IT FOREVER' OR 'DON'T TRY TO COVER IT UP'

WHAT THE WORLD SAYS WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING. LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO BURY IT SO IT CAN NEVER BE FOUND. I.E., COVER IT. THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET WILL ALWAYS MANAGE TO COME OUT AT THE WRONG TIME.

PROVERBS 28:20

'CAN'T GET RICH QUICK'

TRUE USUALLY IF IT IS HONEST MONEY.

PROVERBS 29:11

'HE SPEAKS HIS MIND'

MANY FOLKS DO BUT ONLY THE FOOL TRIES TO SPEAK ALL OF IT. THIS SAYING IS USED ON A PERSON THAT HAS LITTLE IF ANY PRETENSE ABOUT HIM. I.E., WILL USUALLY SPEAK THE TRUTH.

PROVERBS 29:20

'FAST TALKER'

USUALLY HE IS TRYING TO SELL YOU SOMETHING OR IS TRYING TO COVER UP SOMETHING HE DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW. THE BIBLE IN THIS VERSE GIVES YOU WHAT GOD THINKS OF THEM.

PROVERBS 30:2, 3

'I'VE BEEN PRETTY STUPID'

MAYBE YOU SPIRITUAL FOLKS NEVER HAVE HAD TO SAY THIS BUT MOST FOLKS WILL AT LEAST ADMIT TO IT BEFORE THEY WERE SAVED SURELY?

PROVERBS 30:9

'TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD IN VAIN'

NOT A GOOD PRACTICE BUT THEY DO IT ON THE STREETS ALL THE TIME.

PROVERBS 30:12

'WHITE WASHED'

SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN ARTIFICIALLY MADE TO LOOK NEW OR CLEAN, VERY TEMPORARY. BLOOD WASHED IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, FOR IT IS PERMANENT AND CLEANSING (WHITE AS SNOW) AND WILL MAKE YOU TRULY PURE. SEE ALSO MATTHEW 23:27

PROVERBS 30:24

'BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER'

GOOD THINGS COME IN LITTLE PACKAGES. A BIGGER SIN IS NOT FUN TO CONFESS, A BIG MESS IN THE KITCHEN IS NOT AS EASY TO CLEAN AS A LITTLE ONE.

PROVERBS 30:30

'KING OF THE BEASTS'

THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD CALLS A LION. CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT THE ONE THAT HAS COME FROM THE TRIBE OF JUDAH IS THE ONLY REAL KING.

PROVERBS 30:32

'WELL SHUT MY MOUTH!'

THEY DON'T REALLY MEAN THIS. THEY MEAN THEY ARE SO SURPRISED THAT THEY ARE AT A LOSS FOR WORDS AT THE MOMENT. THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN YOU MESS UP SHUT YOUR MOUTH. GOOD ADVICE. SEE ALSO LUKE 1:20.

PROVERBS 30:33

'PAY THROUGH THE NOSE'

THIS SAYING IS GENERALLY SHOWING THAT WHAT YOU ARE GETTING IS COSTING YOU DEARLY AND THE PRICE IS WAY ON UP THERE. WELL SURE ENOUGH THIS MAN IN THE BIBLE IS PAYING BLOOD (THE HIGHEST SACRIFICE) AND HE IS PAYING THROUGH THE NOSE. THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE PAID FOR OUR REDEMPTION THROUGH THE NOSE. I.E., HIS SON GAVE HIS LIFE'S BLOOD TO REDEEM US AND THERE NEVER HAS OR WILL BE A HIGHER (THROUGH THE NOSE) PAYMENT THAN THIS.

PROVERBS 31:3

'DON'T WASTE YOUR STRENGTH'

IT IS A HOPELESS CAUSE. DON'T USE YOUR STRENGTH FOR NOTHING. WHATEVER THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED. WHAT COULD A WOMAN DO WITH YOUR STRENGTH ANYWAY?

PROVERBS 31:5

'SOBER AS A JUDGE'

HE HAS TO BE TO BE ABLE TO JUDGE PROPERLY AND THE WORLD RECOGNIZES THIS. THEY USE THIS SAYING TO SHOW THAT THE MAN HAS NOT HAD ANYTHING AT ALL TO DRINK. THE ULTIMATE JUDGE IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND WHEN THE WORLD SAYS THIS PHRASE THEY ARE ACTUALLY ALLUDING TO HIM AND HIS SOBER RIGHTEOUSNESS.

PROVERBS 31:6, 7

'CRYING IN THEIR BEER'

MANY A DRUNK JUST SPENT THE WHOLE NIGHT DOING EXACTLY THIS. ALSO USED AS A SAYING TO SHOW FALSE SYMPATHY TO SOMEONE WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING AND YOU DON'T REALLY SYMPATHIZE WITH HIM. THE BIBLE SAYS IF HE IS GOING TO PERISH AND HIS HEART IS HEAVY GIVE HIM SOME STRONG DRINK. IT WILL GET HIM THROUGH, BUT NOT FOR A CHRISTIAN.

PROVERBS 31:10

'SHE IS A REAL JEWEL'

REAL JEWELS ARE HARD TO FIND AND ARE BEAUTIFUL WHEN YOU DO GET LUCKY AND FIND ONE. THOSE OF US WITH GOOD WOMEN AS HELPMATES KNOW EXACTLY WHAT A REAL JEWEL THEY ARE IN OUR LIFE. (WE WOULDN'T TRADE THEM FOR ANY PRICE, LET ALONE RUBIES.)

PROVERBS 31:16

'SHE DOESN'T MIND GETTING HER HANDS DIRTY'

SHOWS A PERSON IS NOT AFRAID OF A LITTLE HARD WORK OR FOR THAT MATTER A LOT OF HARD WORK. DOES NOT REALLY HAVE TO BE DIRTY WORK TO BE HARD.

PROVERBS 31:21

'LET THE SNOW BLOW' OR 'THAT'S HOW THE SNOW BLOWS'

WHATEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS. I AM READY AND PREPARED FOR IT. MY HOMEWORK IS DONE SO BRING ON THE TEST. WHATEVER WILL BE WILL BE. THAT'S HOW THE WORLD USES THIS SAYING. THE BIBLE HAS A VERY SIMILAR MEANING.

PROVERBS 31:23

'HE IS WELL KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY'

THIS IS WITH GOOD CONNOTATIONS. HE IS 'WELL' KNOWN MEANS MORE THAN JUST A FEW PEOPLE KNOW HIM, IT ALSO MEANS HE IS THOUGHT OF WITH HIGH REGARD (OR WELL KNOWN). THIS VERSE HAS THE SAME SENSE.

PROVERBS 31:25

'HER TIME IS COMING'

THERE IS ALWAYS A REWARD FOR DOING RIGHT BUT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO WAIT A LONG TIME FOR IT. RIGHT WILL WIN OUT IN THE END NO MATTER HOW IT LOOKS TODAY WITH THE CLINTON CREW.

PROVERBS 31:26

'SHE IS SOFT SPOKEN'

MOST REAL LADIES ARE QUIET TALKERS. THEY HAVE A GRACE ABOUT THEM THAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE LOUD OR SHOWY. YOU CAN SENSE THIS BY THEIR PRESENCE. PEOPLE GENERALLY TALK WELL OF A REAL LADY AND DO NOT SPEAK EVIL IN HER PRESENCE. IT IS A GUT SORT OF THING THAT MUST BE GIVEN BY GOD. I IMAGINE THAT EVE SPOKE QUIETLY BEFORE SHE ATE THE GRAPE AND AFTER SHE ATE IT SHE PROBABLY SOUNDED LIKE A PERSON FROM THE BRONX. I.E., LOUD MOUTH, WHINY, AND OBNOXIOUS. LET'S NOT HAVE ALL THE YANKEE'S WRITING IN NASTY-GRAMS BECAUSE THE FOLKS IN NEW YORK CITY ARE MOUTHY.

PROVERBS 31:27

'NOTHING BUT THE BEST WILL DO FOR HER BROOD'

TRUE OF A GOOD WOMAN AND MOTHER. IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN A HOME OF SOME MODERN DAY MOTHERS YOU WILL SEE HOW IMPORTANT THIS REALLY IS. MODERN DAY MOM IS ONLY INTERESTED IN HERSELF AND HER FLESH. THE KIDS LOOK LIKE RAG-A-MUFFINS AND THE HOUSE IS A PIG STY THAT SMELLS LIKE CIGARETTES AND THE TV IS PLAYING SOAP OPERAS. NO FOOD BUT FROZEN DINNERS AND THE DUMMY WONDERS WHY HER HUSBAND DOES NOT WANT TO COME HOME AND THE CHILDREN ARE IN CONSTANT TROUBLE.

PROVERBS 31:29

'SHE IS AT THE TOP OF THE CLASS' OR 'SHE IS TOP CLASS'

SHE HAS OBTAINED THIS PRAISE BY HARD WORK AND SACRIFICE AND IF YOU WANT THE ATTRIBUTE, THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET IT. AN EARNED REWARD.

PROVERBS 31:30

'BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP'

THAT'S RIGHT. WE ALL WILL BE WORM FOOD IF THE LORD TARRIES. INNER BEAUTY WILL WIN THE CONTEST OVER THE LONG RUN. THIS IS SAID IN THE WORLD WHEN A GUY DOES NOT GET WHAT HE WANTS WHEN HE WANTS IT SO HE USES THIS EPITHET AS A SLANDER TYPE OF STATEMENT. THEY ALSO SAY AT THE END OF THIS THAT UGLY GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE BONE, BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE EITHER. BEAUTY IS INNER AND SO CAN UGLY BE. GOD DOES NOT LOOK ON THE OUTER HE LOOKS ON THE INNER. THIS IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

PROVERBS 31:31

'HER WORKS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES' OR 'ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS'

WHAT SHE HAS DONE IS NOTICED AND IT IS A LOUDER SPEAKER THAN HER WORDS EVER WILL BE. PEOPLE WATCH WHAT YOU DO MORE THAN WHAT YOU SAY. THAT IS WHY YOUR TESTIMONY IS SO IMPORTANT AS A CHRISTIAN, SOMEONE IS ALWAYS WATCHING YOU. MOSTLY TO SEE IF YOU SLIP UP OR IF WHAT YOU CLAIM TO HAVE IS REAL ENOUGH TO YOU. YOUR TESTIMONY CAN WIN THEM TO CHRIST AFTER YOUR GONE.


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R 'EAT DIRT'

AN EXPRESSION THAT IS USED BY THE GOOD GUY TELLING THE BAD GUY HE IS GOING TO BE ON THE GROUND IN FRONT OF HIM AT THE END OF THIS BATTLE, GUN FIGHT, OR WHATEVER. THE MAN STANDING IS USUALLY THE VICTOR IN MOST CONFRONTATIONS. HENCE IN THE SCRIPTURE PASSAGE. THE ENEMY IS THE ONE THAT LOSES AND EATS DIRT. SEE ALSO GENESIS 3:14.

PSALMS 73:7

'THEIR EYES ARE BIGGER THAN THEIR STOMACHS.'

THEY TAKE MORE OR WANT MORE THAN IS GOOD FOR THEM OR WHAT THEY CAN REALLY CONSUME COMFORTABLY.

PSALMS 73:10

'ALL WRUNG OUT'

THIS IS THE SAYING PEOPLE USE WHEN THEY ARE DEAD TIRED AND CAN'T GO ANY MORE. I.E., USED UP, SQUEEZED THE LAST DROP OF ENERGY FROM, EXHAUSTED, EMPTIED, ETC.